Kick (studio album) by INXS

Kick by INXS
Year: 1987
Overall rank: 663rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 443 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1987 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (101st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (663rd)
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Kick is ranked as the best album by INXS.

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 443 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 7% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.7/100, a mean average of 74.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.7.

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85/100
From 04/18/2023 22:40
O melhor do Pop Rock/New Wave
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From 01/30/2023 21:55
Mixed bag, sounds kida like early 90s teenage show soundtrack, but I gotta admit that Need You Tonight is a banger and Mistify is a true hidden gem.
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From 09/20/2022 05:08
A fine high-energy '80s pop-rock album. Definitely driven by the power of its hits (Devil Inside, Need You Tonight, Never Tear Us Apart).
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90/100
From 06/24/2020 12:43
One of my all time favorites from the 80's!
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From 09/24/2019 13:59
Their best album with many hits
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From 06/26/2019 04:01
A gem of an album and the best from INXS. The album was ahead of its time. I remember it on high rotation in the late 80's and is still strong today and beyond. My fav tracks are their non-hits being Guns In The Sky. Mystify and Kick. Brilliant perfect album!
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From 04/10/2019 15:46
I'm one of the few the enjoy "Listen Like Thieves" more than "Kick". To me, this seems like a re-hash of the LLT formula. As always the Farris Brothers lay down a great foundation, while Hutchence does his thing.
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80/100
From 01/01/2019 09:57
Rock/Pop/New Wave/Funk catchy songs, no weak tracks, fine album.
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From 11/30/2018 01:35
Was playing this cd on the boombox at my overnight grocery-stocking job back in the day. This female coworker asked if it was a greatest hits album....
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From 04/11/2018 06:17
Really solid album from Aussie legends. Standouts include "Devil Inside", "Guns in the Sky", "Need You Tonight", "New Sensation"and "Never Tear Us Apart". A perfect rhythm/dance-rock album that definitely is a defining late-80s album, blending alternative rock with pop rock, new wave and funk rock.
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Best Albums of 1987
1. The Joshua Tree by U2
2. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
3. Sign 'O' The Times by Prince
4. Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths
5. You're Living All Over Me by Dinosaur Jr.
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9. Sister by Sonic Youth
10. Hysteria by Def Leppard
11. Substance 1987 by New Order
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